Alysha Sparks

"I’m a child of South Australia’s big-sky country, moulded by adventures around the globe. I’ve wandered far and came home to roost in my own little piece of this wide, wide world. For me, art is instinctive. It runs through my veins, into my very being. I live for the colours, textures, movement I see around me – fleeting moments captured forever by paint, brush and canvas. You might find me in my sunny little studio in Jamestown, in SA’s mid-north. Painting, creating, experimenting, failing, starting again, putting my soul on the canvas with every brushstroke, every frustration, every moment of joy. You might find me outside, sitting in the sunshine with a cup of tea, pottering in the garden. Chasing after my two busy, beautiful, boisterous boys, laying with them on the lawn and counting stars. Whispering to them that they can do whatever they dream of. Cherishing this life which lets me do what I love and spend more time with them while they are little. You might find me on the road, armed with my camera – heading to my family’s farm to capture life on the land as I know it, as I live it. Telling other stories of this wide, brown land with photos; always seeking, always finding inspiration. I am simply doing what I love, simply."